Meet our Executive Team and Board of Directors.
Grant Radford started as CEO and Managing Director at Box Hill Institute (BHI) in June 2022, and brings with him 14 years of people-focused leadership experience across the TAFE sector.
Mr Radford has spent more than 25 years in the public sector including executive and management roles at the Department of Defence, Department of Education, and the Department of Treasury and Finance. His experience in the vocational education sector includes appointments at Chisholm Institute as Chief Operating Officer and as the CEO of TAFE Gippsland for four years.
Mr Radford is a passionate believer in the transformative power of secondary, vocational and higher education; particularly the role organisations like BHI play in enriching the life and career prospects of learners and building closer ties with industry and the communities we serve.
Grant holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Deakin University), is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
As Box Hill Institute’s Chief Financial Officer, Matt strategically leads the organisation’s financial agenda and its critical finance and procurement functions. Providing strategic and operational advice as part of the Executive Leadership Team, Matt’s expertise ensures BHI continues to have the capacity to deliver first class educational and training services for students, staff and partner organisations in a sustainable way.
Before assuming his current role, Matt led BHI’s financial services for five years with a focus on advancing our business development, commercial and educational services in a complex regulatory environment. Having founded a small-to-medium enterprise (SME) and with a strong background in audit, his entrepreneurial approach has also added significant value to previous senior finance roles in the health, education, central agencies and local government sectors.
Matt is passionate about BHI’s fiscal sustainability. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Laws.
Aggie brings with her over 15 years' global experience working in Australian ASX 100 and iconic international companies. Her extensive experience has been honed in vibrant leadership roles, leading and inspiring teams, and expertly coaching HR, business and leaders through periods of significant change.
Aggie has worked across a range of industries including Engineering, Defence, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Workforce Career Management and Banking, in companies that include Thales Australia, Coles Myer, Ericsson, Audrey Page & Associates and Commonwealth Bank.
Aggie is also a registered Psychologist and an accredited Executive Coach.
As an advocate for inspirational and positive leadership at all levels, Aggie believes that people and culture is what makes organisations successful. She is deeply passionate about creating high performing, diverse and inclusive teams, and improving organisation capability through strong, supportive leadership.
As the Executive Director People and Culture, Aggie will lead the Valuing Our People Strategic Theme ensuring that we continue to build an engaged, capable and safe workforce.
Hemant joined Box Hill Institute in September 2022 leading a portfolio focused on the non-academic student experience which aims to deliver a holistic, outstanding and distinctive student experience.
Hemant holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Honours) from Monash University and for over 15 years, has held a variety of management and executive roles across TAFE’s, Universities and dual-sector institutions. These include leading portfolios in customer experience, domestic and international marketing and recruitment, stakeholder engagement, student services and other administrative functions.
Stimulated by complex challenges, Hemant has engaged with stakeholders from across the globe, bringing creative expertise in conceptualizing a diverse range of strategies enabling education providers to deliver impactful outcomes.
Hemant genuinely believes that education changes lives and is passionate about ensuring it remains accessible, student-centric and an exciting adventure.
Jane Grover commenced as the Chief Operating Officer, Box Hill Institute (BHI) in October 2022 and harnesses 25 years of public and private sector experience, passionate about the customer, delivering world class experiences and building organisational capability.
Jane has held senior executive and management roles, Sheraton Group of Hotels, Crown Resorts, and was the CEO of the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. All of the executive and management positions focussed on the customer being at the heart of all decisions, building strong foundations, engaging deeply with the community then change ahead of change.
Enjoys complexity and in turn making the complex simple, stimulated by new environments, Jane’s philosophy is that there are challenges in all businesses however, diverse experience coupled with strong leadership provides a new prism.
Jane has a Graduate Diploma of Business, Oxford Business School Alumni also, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is on the Foundation Board of the Melbourne Theatre Company.
With over 24 years’ experience in vocational education, Sue brings a unique and comprehensive understanding of the sector, having led education portfolios including delivery program areas, quality and governance teams, and education development units
Sue is passionate about enhancing the lives of students through innovative, flexible, and quality education that delivers successful student outcomes. She is a proactive and passionate leader with diverse experience in quality and compliance governance, online delivery and assessment resources, training package requirements, and industry collaboration.
Sue has held senior leadership roles at TAFE QLD and TAFE NSW, with her most recent position being the Executive Director of Education at The Gordon.
Sue holds a Masters of Adult & Vocational Education, Graduate Diploma in Adult Education, and Bachelor of Health Science Nursing.
In the role of Executive Director Academic Governance at Box Hill Institute, Sue will lead the functions responsible for governing and ensuring the quality and effectiveness of our offerings. The portfolio will provide a clear focus on educational governance including addressing the standards required by registering authorities and developing innovative curricular and emerging course offerings
Paul brings to BHI over 30 years of people focussed leadership experience in both the public and private sectors across Australia.
Paul has held senior management, executive and board positions across a range of industries including Retail, Manufacturing, Not for Profit, Small Business, Consulting and now Education with the commencement at BHI in 2019.
Paul is passionate about empowering people to achieve great outcomes, particularly where these outcomes will provide a positive social, economic and environment impact in the community.
Paul is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently completing his MBA.
Michelle is an accomplished educational leader with over 20 years of experience in the TAFE sector. Michelle has held a range of leadership positions, including Hospitality teacher, Team Leader, Acting Campus Manager, Faculty Director, Head of Department, and Acting Executive Director Educational Delivery.
Throughout her career, Michelle has developed a deep understanding of the education industry, with a particular focus on leadership, strategic management, quality teaching and learning, curriculum development, continuous improvement, and building positive industry partnerships.
Beyond her work in education, Michelle has also owned her own business and worked as an estate agent, which has given her a unique perspective on leadership and management.
As Executive Director Educational Delivery at Box Hill Institute, Michelle is responsible for leading the Educational Delivery teams across all faculties. Her expertise and passion for education will be invaluable as she works to drive educational operations and excellence across the portfolio. Michelle is known for her ability to inspire and motivate teams, and she is committed to helping students achieve their full potential through high-quality education.
Tracey is a Trustee and Chair of the States Sports Centre, a Director of Rome2Rio, CEO of Dokio and a Board Member and Chair of the Southern Metropolitan Partnership. She has been a full time company director since 2007 and held various government and private directorships.
Prior to this Tracey was the Managing Director-Asia Pacific of Alexander Mann Solutions a human resources outsourcing business. Her executive career spanned roles in Professional Services and Information Technology and focused on the banking, government, retail, and technology sectors.
Her functional expertise is in the areas of strategic planning, financial and asset management and commercial negotiation.
Allan has a strong financial and commercial background with experience throughout the Asia Pacific region. He recently completed his terms as Chairperson of the Australian Battery Industry Association and as Treasurer for the Victorian Tree Industry Organisation. He continues his work for the latter at an Executive Committee level.
Allan is Chairperson of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and a member of the Asset Management, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Allan operates a Contract and Project Management Consultancy. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of Exide Technologies and held various Senior Financial Management roles within the Exide and Pacific Dunlop Groups.
Tony is a governance professional, experienced chair, board director, committee member and executive, facilitator for the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Principal of Thoughtpost Governance.
For over 30 years, he has been a board director of not for profit and public entities operating across diverse sectors including health, secondary and tertiary education, vocational training, arts, children’s services and alpine resort management.
In addition to being a board director of BHI, he currently chairs a large national provider community based mental services (Neami) and Moreland Affordable Housing; board director of VRQA and a member of the Commission for Children and Young People’s ARC. Tony is also a board member of the Victorian TAFE Association
Annabelle is an experienced Board Director, currently serving on the Board and Audit and Risk Committee of Westernport Water and formerly served on the Board and Audit and Risk Committee of TAFE Gippsland.
She is also a management consultant in the social sector who advises on strategy and outcomes management for a diverse range of clients including social purpose organisations and government.
A former lawyer, she has advised in a broad array of areas including procurement, sales and marketing, disputes and litigation, and mergers and acquisitions.
Annabelle holds a Masters of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.
Jane is the Chairperson of the Box Hill Institute Education Quality Committee and is a member of the Audit Finance and Risk Committee.
Her areas of expertise cover strategy, organisational design, business improvement, human resource management, change management, and corporate governance. She has worked across a diverse range of industry sectors including superannuation, professional services, government and international aid. For more than a decade, Jane consulted widely across the Victorian TAFE sector. She has held diverse board and committee governance roles in commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
Her qualifications include a Master of Arts (International Relations).
Phillip has vast experience serving on boards in the legal, education, health, property, building and construction and sporting sectors. He is on the Asset Management, Remuneration and Nomination Committees of our Board.
Phillip is Chairperson of East Kew Financial Services Ltd. He is also a member of a number of disciplinary and dispute tribunals in the education, building and construction and sports sectors. Prior to his public service appointments, he was a Senior Partner at King Wood Mallesons an international law firm.